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No fresh violence in Assam-Meghalaya border

By The Assam Tribune
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SHILLONG, Jan 12 � No fresh incident was reported today from the ethnic violence-hit Assam-Meghalaya border areas, with the administrations relaxing curfew on both the sides.

In the Resubelpara sub-division in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, curfew was relaxed for three hours from 12 noon, official sources said.

In Goalpara, only night curfew from 6 pm to 6 am will be imposed from today in four police station areas of Dudhnoi, Krishnai, Rangajuli and Dhupdhara, district deputy commissioner PK Goswami said.

Thirty-nine relief camps for about 35,000 displaced population of both Rabha and Garo community are still functioning.

�One relief camp for about 1,600 Garo community people has been closed today as the people wanted to return to their villages,� Goswami said.

Over 170 arsonists have been apprehended in Goalpara so far, the officer said.

Some 19,000 people are sheltered in relief camps in Meghalaya and officials said displaced people were coming from Assam side to join them. � PTI

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No fresh violence in Assam-Meghalaya border

SHILLONG, Jan 12 � No fresh incident was reported today from the ethnic violence-hit Assam-Meghalaya border areas, with the administrations relaxing curfew on both the sides.

In the Resubelpara sub-division in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, curfew was relaxed for three hours from 12 noon, official sources said.

In Goalpara, only night curfew from 6 pm to 6 am will be imposed from today in four police station areas of Dudhnoi, Krishnai, Rangajuli and Dhupdhara, district deputy commissioner PK Goswami said.

Thirty-nine relief camps for about 35,000 displaced population of both Rabha and Garo community are still functioning.

�One relief camp for about 1,600 Garo community people has been closed today as the people wanted to return to their villages,� Goswami said.

Over 170 arsonists have been apprehended in Goalpara so far, the officer said.

Some 19,000 people are sheltered in relief camps in Meghalaya and officials said displaced people were coming from Assam side to join them. � PTI

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